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  • The Return of Ibrahim70

    Asalaam Alikum

    In Shaa Allah you are all in the best of health and Iman.

    So I clicked to sign on and was told my password expired 889 days ago, hadnt realised I had been gone for that long.

    Don't suppose anyone here remembers me now, the oldies have left and the newbies have taken over I imagine.

    Here is my reversion story that I first shared on this site 10 years ago now wow time flies Ma Shaa Allah:

    REVERSION STORY

    Ibrahim, 33, Male, UK, White English, 2004

    My story begins in 1998. I used to visit London twice a year to purchase Rap albums from the Tower Records store in Regents Street. There was something in their rhymes that moved me, the references to Islam and Allah. I didn't know what the words meant at that time, but I knew they meant something powerful, something meaningful and something I wanted to know more about. I used to enjoy my trips to London 2 or 3 times a year as I used to see these beautiful women in their headscarves. Again, I didn't know who they were or why they wore these headscarves, but they just seemed so elegant and so at peace with their selves. They weren't listening to what the latest Clothes Designer wanted them to wear. They wore what THEY wanted to wear.

    It was during an afternoon at work that I began to find out more about these two words, Islam and Allah. The Wu-Tang Clan followed two schools of thought, The Nation of Islam, and The 5% Nation. I began to read. The Nation of Islam was a pro-Black racist religion taking its teachings from the Quran and the Bible. The 5% Nation was an offshoot belief system that broke down ALLAH as meaning Arm, Leg, Leg, arm, Head. The Black man was God was what they preached. Being a white man, I soon grew tired of their preachings and gave up searching the Internet.

    Fast forward to the year 2000. The Big Bang didn’t happen, the world was still standingso what was the point of all the End of the World stuff that I read about on the net. What was the purpose of life? Why am I here? I have always believed in God, but never in Religion, thinking it was a man-made structure to control the mind.watching too much of The X-Files I guess!!

    I looked into many religions but they all seemed to curtail and change the words of God in order to please the present society and governments of the world. But there was one religion that stayed true to the words of God, stayed true to its belief and that religion was Islam.

    I bought a copy of the Quran but was too scared to read it. I didn't want to be brainwashed I thought. I didn't want to feel the power of this book. Yes, I admit it, I was scared to read it. At this time, I believed that Islam and being Muslim was the highest stage that a Man and Woman could reach in life. The readings of Islam that I had read made me realise that Islam was the right choice in life and the only reason for living..but still I was scared to pick up the Quran.

    Then September 11th 2001 happened.

    All I read in the paper, heard on the radio and television, and read on the Internet was how Islam was responsible for this act of terrorism. But this was a religion of peace wasn't it? I picked up the Quran and read. Read. Read. And read. Until I had finished. I began to browse Islamic Forums and read what the Muslims were saying. It all made sense. There IS a God. We WERE created. The Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet Mohammed, sallallahu alayhim wasalaam, was the textbook of life and the Day of Judgement was the exam. Pass it and go to Paradise. Fail it and to Hell we will go to stay forever.

    But, I didn't want to be Muslim did I? I mean I was happy with who I was. I didn't drink, I didn't have sex, I tried to be as much as a gentleman as I could to my fellow people. Shaitan was playing with my mind. Days went by, weeks, months and still I kept reading about Islam. Nearly every day I would browse the Internet and read on Islam. I considered myself a Muslim but I hadn't taken my Shahada. But I was a Muslim, I just needed Allah to accept me.

    November 27th 2004 I took my Shahada.

    That day my life began.

    Now, I would like to mention that I found Islam, or Islam found me, without any help, any face to face Dawah, any experiences of meeting other Muslims. I hadn't even said hello to a Brother or Sister, never mind spoken about this wonderful way of life with anyone. It was through the will of Allah, subhanna wa ata'alla, that I came to Islam, and through the will of Allah and Allah alone that I have now found my true purpose in life, Islam.
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    Last edited by Ibrahim70; 09-06-19, 01:40 PM.
    “Allah does not place a burden upon a person except that which he is capable” (Al-Baqarah: 286)


  • #2
    Wa Alaykum As-Salam

    Welcome back.

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    • #3
      May Allah swt always keep you steadfast upon the deen. Ameen.

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      • #4
        Walaykuma salam,


        I recently just started coming back on here too!

        The place hasn't changed much thats for sure!


        Â*

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        • #5
          I do remember you btw!Â*Â*

          A couple people remember me on here, but again I'm pretty hard to forget lol almost every marriage thread I made
          would go almost viral haha

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          • #6
            I remember you brother, wa alaikum salaam. We are glad that u are safe and well alhamdulilah.

            How was ramadan?
            وَاقْصِدْ فِي مَشْيِكَ وَاغْضُضْ مِن صَوْتِكَ ۚ إِنَّ أَنكَرَ الْأَصْوَاتِ لَصَوْتُ الْحَمِيرِ - 31:19

            And be moderate in your pace and lower your voice; indeed, the most disagreeable of sounds is the voice of donkeys."


            أَلَمْ تَرَوْا أَنَّ اللَّهَ سَخَّرَ لَكُم مَّا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَأَسْبَغَ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعَمَهُ ظَاهِرَةً وَبَاطِنَةً ۗ وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يُجَادِلُ فِي اللَّهِ بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ وَلَا هُدًى وَلَا كِتَابٍ مُّنِيرٍ - 31:20

            Do you not see that Allah has made subject to you whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth and amply bestowed upon you His favors, [both] apparent and unapparent? But of the people is he who disputes about Allah without knowledge or guidance or an enlightening Book [from Him].


            Please take a look at my travel booking website : https://destinationfindertravel.com/

            Please take a look at my blog : http://thinkingmuslima.blogspot.co.uk/

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            • #7
              The same Ibrahim70 who liked The Smiths right? lol. In sha Allah we will not go back to listening to them haha :)
              وَاقْصِدْ فِي مَشْيِكَ وَاغْضُضْ مِن صَوْتِكَ ۚ إِنَّ أَنكَرَ الْأَصْوَاتِ لَصَوْتُ الْحَمِيرِ - 31:19

              And be moderate in your pace and lower your voice; indeed, the most disagreeable of sounds is the voice of donkeys."


              أَلَمْ تَرَوْا أَنَّ اللَّهَ سَخَّرَ لَكُم مَّا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَأَسْبَغَ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعَمَهُ ظَاهِرَةً وَبَاطِنَةً ۗ وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يُجَادِلُ فِي اللَّهِ بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ وَلَا هُدًى وَلَا كِتَابٍ مُّنِيرٍ - 31:20

              Do you not see that Allah has made subject to you whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth and amply bestowed upon you His favors, [both] apparent and unapparent? But of the people is he who disputes about Allah without knowledge or guidance or an enlightening Book [from Him].


              Please take a look at my travel booking website : https://destinationfindertravel.com/

              Please take a look at my blog : http://thinkingmuslima.blogspot.co.uk/

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              • #8
                Wa Alaikum Asslam

                Always Imaan boosting to hear stories of reverts. Welcome back. How was your Ramadan this year?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by LailaTheMuslim View Post
                  The same Ibrahim70 who liked The Smiths right? lol. In sha Allah we will not go back to listening to them haha :)
                  Nope that wasnt me lol but I do remember a Laila.....
                  “Allah does not place a burden upon a person except that which he is capable” (Al-Baqarah: 286)

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                  • #10
                    Dear users,

                    Due to the unseemly direction the posts of this thread has taken, it will now be placed on the RAS watchlist.

                    Any further violations will be dealt with appropriately.

                    Thank you for your cooperation.


                    RAS

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                    • #11
                      What direction did it take?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Abu Abdur_Rahman View Post
                        Dear users,

                        Due to the unseemly direction the posts of this thread has taken, it will now be placed on the RAS watchlist.

                        Any further violations will be dealt with appropriately.

                        Thank you for your cooperation.


                        RAS
                        Do you mean my post? It was not even the brother I thought it was, so there is no reason for you to escalate, lol.
                        وَاقْصِدْ فِي مَشْيِكَ وَاغْضُضْ مِن صَوْتِكَ ۚ إِنَّ أَنكَرَ الْأَصْوَاتِ لَصَوْتُ الْحَمِيرِ - 31:19

                        And be moderate in your pace and lower your voice; indeed, the most disagreeable of sounds is the voice of donkeys."


                        أَلَمْ تَرَوْا أَنَّ اللَّهَ سَخَّرَ لَكُم مَّا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَأَسْبَغَ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعَمَهُ ظَاهِرَةً وَبَاطِنَةً ۗ وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يُجَادِلُ فِي اللَّهِ بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ وَلَا هُدًى وَلَا كِتَابٍ مُّنِيرٍ - 31:20

                        Do you not see that Allah has made subject to you whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth and amply bestowed upon you His favors, [both] apparent and unapparent? But of the people is he who disputes about Allah without knowledge or guidance or an enlightening Book [from Him].


                        Please take a look at my travel booking website : https://destinationfindertravel.com/

                        Please take a look at my blog : http://thinkingmuslima.blogspot.co.uk/

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by muslimsister91 View Post
                          What direction did it take?

                          Originally posted by LailaTheMuslim View Post

                          Do you mean my post? It was not even the brother I thought it was, so there is no reason for you to escalate, lol.
                          RAS shall not be directly questioned about its operations.

                          If a user has a question or concern about a violation notice that was posted, they may turn in a dispute notice at their convenience.

                          Thank you for your cooperation.

                          RAS

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                          • #14
                            Ras?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Farah. A View Post
                              Ras?
                              Redzone alert squad an unofficial group of users that tried to limit free mixing on the forum. This was a couple of years back on ummah.

                              Failed experiments as basically they were too silly in how they went about it to be taken seriously

                              Tldr good idea, failed application
                              “Allah gave you a gift of 86,000 seconds today, have you used one to say ‘Alhamdulilah

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